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Anyone have a 'casual' first aid kit in their bag?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by Knifestyle, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. thegrouch314

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    I carry a small 'boo-boo' kit seperate from my IFAK, to make things easier to find especially if I'm rooting through my IFAK in a hurry.

    This is the kit I carry in my EDC bag.
    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_220857797 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    The case is possibly a bit larger that I need, but it does the job well and I have the space.

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_220908981 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221009168 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    -Various band-aids, including hydrocolloid ones
    -Wound cleaning wipes (Saline, alcohol and iodine)
    -Iodine swab sticks
    -Styptic swabs (Stops bleeding well on small, stubborn cuts)
    -Antiseptic cream
    -Tape (micropore and athletic)
    -Bandage
    -Saline

    I could probably take the saline out. The safety pins I don't typically use with the bandage since I don't find it works very well and tying a knot in the bandage works much better IMO. They are used for popping blisters though.

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221104857 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    - Non sterile gauze (for mopping up)
    - Dressings, including hydrocolloid and vaseline soaked
    - Steri strips
    - Scissors
    - Tweezers
    - Tongue depressors for makeshift splints

    This kit works pretty well for the smaller stuff and covers most situations I run across.

    For meds, I store them seperately for ease.

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221311593 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    In an old pill bottle I keep
    -Paracetamol/acetaminofen
    -Ibuprofen
    -Buscopan
    -Loratadine
    -Cold and flu relief
    -Glycerin suppository
    -Bisacodyl Suppositery
    -Caffeine
    -Travel sickness
    -Electrolytes
    -Aspirin

    I also have a smaller kit for when I don't have my bag. It fits into a jacket/trouser pocket

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221605622 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221645416 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    -Dressings
    -Steri strips
    -Band-aids
    -Tape
    -Cleaning wipes
    -Burn gel


    Having multiple kits makes it easier to grab the right one for the job
     
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  2. benhar

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    This is what I carry in my work bag. Use my old SwissTech tin. Not much in the way of first aid, but I find myself actually needing the medicines more often anyway, and I’m rarely far from a legit FAK. The burn ointment and sting wipes have come in handy too.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. NorthernHarrier

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    I have to go very light weight. I carry in my work bag: Tylenol, a few 3/4in. x 3in. bandages, and a few cleaning towelettes.
     
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  4. FiaOlleDog

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    Well, I'm not sure if this counts as a casual FAK ... at least it has found its place in my setup.

    There has been a gap between my true EDC kit (link) and my "traveling & visit-large-cities" trauma kit (Israeli pressure bandage, TQ, chest seals, trauma sheers, z-folded gauze) - for those outdoor / sport activities occasions that require more than a band-aid and less than an Israeli/TQ.

    I have addressed this gap with a €3,- ($3.50) kit from Lidl (a German-based discounter), that seems to be sold once a year in May/June, called "Kalff Sensiplast Erste Hilfe Kit 38-teilig". It contains all what one would "normally" need, for a fantastic price point.

    Update: there is also a YT review of it.

    I added a pair of Nitril gloves (in addition to the included Vinyl ones), a triangle bandage, a tick remover card, some 4"x4" band-aid, eyewash, tweezers, burn gel and adhesive skin closures.

    This FAK (14cmx9cmx7cm/232g ~ 5.5"x3.5"x2.8"/8.2oz) goes into my pack for any outdoor/sports activity (besides my EDC, and a small trauma kit w/SWAT-T TQ & mylar blanket). As this is layman-proof (no trauma stuff, no medicine) I would not hesitate to lend it to someone i meet on the trail or while bike trekking.
     
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  5. CSG

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    I keep a first aid kit in my vehicles and one in each of my hiking packs (two large day packs, two small lumbar packs), and a couple of Band-Aids and generic Neosporin packets in my wallet (habit formed when my boys were kids). I also keep a couple Aleve and Benadryl in a little tiny pill capsule on my keychain.
     
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  6. Blue_cat_333

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    I keep a small boo-boo kit in my bag all the time. I found this Youtube channel early on in EDC days and this particular video caught my attention...



    The kit I carry is built off a small $0.99 Bandaid brand first aid kit that I added to (purchased at Wally World). Overall, the kit is pretty packed but the box still closes and shuts.

    I will add that when I add any OTC medication to a kit I always use a small pack of pre-packaged medication. I do this so if I am giving the medication to someone else they can see that it is in a sealed package with an expiration date. I usually purchase these from local gas stations and stock them in my boo-boo kits or first aid kits.
     
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  7. ArkansasFan30

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    I have boo boo stuff and meds in an Altoids tin and a small rip away Maxped pouch with gloves, questionably effective CPR mask, TQ, Chest seal, compression dsg, and packing gauze.
     
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  8. nursetim 40

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    I carry new skin spray.
     
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  9. FiaOlleDog

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    Does this help women over 40? If yes, please let me know brand & type and I can score big points at Christmas with a perfect gift for my wife :rofl: SCNR!

    Seriously, good point. Is this like a bandaid-to-spray? Or does it help skin to heal faster?
     
  10. nursetim 40

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    Liquid bandaid
     
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  11. FiaOlleDog

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    Have added this to my larger first aid kit, called "Pflaster Spray" (translates to: band-aid spray).
     
  12. severdhed

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    I keep a few ibuprofen in a pill fob on my keychain, two band aids and a single use tube of super glue on me at all times.
     
  13. MORT

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    Went to Walmart, bought four of their $8.00 first aid kits. One in each car, day bag and travel kit, and then prey that I'll never need them.
     
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  14. madkins007

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    I'm a first aid nerd that taught Red Cross first aid for years. I've got lots of kits for different purposes.

    WALLET: A couple bandages (biggish, good adhesive), alcohol wipe packet or two. Mostly to keep small wounds from bleeding on stuff or getting dirty.

    EVERYDAY BAG: Basic pocket size kit sometimes with a few meds, repair items, a scalpel blade, good tweezers, etc. This kit is mostly meant to deal with daily owies or annoyances.

    My bigger kits are home and car based, and the car kit can be quickly converted to a field kit with some trauma supplies.
     
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  15. Banzboy

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    Two bandaids in my wallet.